My 'band' in SoundClick terminology is actually myself, supported by a PC-based home studio, details of which are given below.
I write, play, sing, record, edit, mix, master...the whole lot!
I have been listening to playing music for as long as I can remember. I was subjected to classical piano lessons when I was around 9, but even that didn't put me off (although I gave up the lessons as soon as I could). In all other respects I am entirely self-taught.
Although I have always had fragments of songs, I produced my first finished piece in 2007 (Don't get caught) and have been trying to make up for lost time ever since.
Yes/ Bars, restaurants, civic events, charity events.../ of course / every gig is different, and they each have their moments!
OK ....here are a few of my favourite artists....
10CC, A C D C, AEROSMITH, BARRY WHITE, BELINDA CARLISLE, BILLY IDOL, BILLY JOEL, BLONDIE, BOBBY DARIN, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BRYAN FERRY, BUDDY HOLLY, CHIC, CHRIS ISAAK, CHRIS REA, CROWDED HOUSE, DAVID GRAY, DIONNE WARWICK, DIRE STRAITS, DONALD FAGEN, DURAN DURAN, EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL, FLEETWOOD MAC, FOREIGNER, GENESIS, GEORGE BENSON, GEORGE MICHAEL, HEART, HUMAN LEAGUE, JAMES TAYLOR, JOE JACKSON, KATE BUSH, KRAFTWERK, KYLIE MINOGUE, LIGHTHOUSE FAMILY, LUTHER VANDROSS, MARK KNOPFLER, MICHAEL JACKSON, NEW ORDER, NIK KERSHAW, NIRVANA, NO DOUBT, PAUL MC , ARTNEY, PAUL SIMON, PHIL COLLINS, PINK, PINK FLOYD, PRINCE, R E M, ROD STEWART, ROXETTE, SADE, SEAL, SHAKIRA, SHERYL CROW, SIMPLE MINDS, SIMPLY RED, SOFT CELL, SPANDAU BALLET, STEELY DAN, STEVIE WONDER, STING, SUZANNE VEGA, TALK TALK, TEARS FOR FEARS, TEXAS, THE ANIMALS, THE B-52'S, THE BANGLES, THE BEATLES, THE BEE GEES, THE CARDIGANS, THE CARPENTERS, THE CARS, THE CORRS, THE CRANBERRIES, THE EAGLES, THE FOUR SEASONS, THE FOUR TOPS, THE HOLLIES, THE , OUSEMARTINS, THE KINKS, THE KORGIS, THE POLICE, THE PRETENDERS, THE RAMONES, THE SEARCHERS, THE SHADOWS, THE SMITHS, THE TEMPTATIONS, THE YARDBIRDS, THE ZOMBIES, TODD RUNDGREN, TOM PETTY, UB40, WET WET WET, WHITNEY HOUSTON, WINGS, ZZ TOP
Windows based computer
Power Tracks Pro Audio (by PG Music)
Band-in-a-Box (by PG Music)
Signal Processors / Effects:
Roland juno-d keyboard / Vantage strat copy guitar / Yamaha FG 433S acoustic guitar / Korg Toneworks AX 1G
Various percussion instruments (shaker, maracas, tambourines, aborigine wood blocks, etc)
1 AKG D80
1 Golden Technica UD 1303 (as old as the hills this, but I like it)
+ of course the Roland Juno-d
More leads/connectors/adaptors than you could shake a stick at.
Oh yes and 1 neat device I should tell ou about. A mic stand which clips on to a flat surface and behaves as if it were an angle-poised lamp.
Are you kidding?
Final comment: I believe in getting the best from the gear I've got rather than always looking to upgrade. I already spend too much time tinkering around and not enough time actually making music.
One guy, three guitars, a keyboard, a home studio and some 50 years of listening to pop music.
Thanks to all those who have offered a helping hand, and by that I mean primarily the good folk on the members' forums at PG Music and Audacity.
Oh, and of course SoundClick for giving me this home on the www.